What does it mean to be a man? Defining manhood is such a hard thing to do. While each man is different and unique, there are some important life skills every guy should master in his life. Here are the most essential among them.
How Many Of These Important Life Skills Have You Mastered?
Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to possess them all yet. Improving ourselves is a work in progress, after all.
Know how to discern a good wine or whiskey.
No self-respecting man can go without knowing the basics of booze. Beer is ok, cocktails are, well, kinda girly, but when it comes to a real man, you need to know your wine and/or whiskey. Be the guy who does the tasting at the restaurant and says “no, this wine isn’t up to our standards”.
Know how to tie a tie and roll up his shirt sleeves neatly.
Even those who don’t need to wear a tie and suit every day need to know how to tie one and be able to roll up their shirt sleeves correctly. You never know when you might need to suit up and look sharp. It’s a matter of emergency – think of it like the 911 of your style.
Know how to do a decent handshake.
If you have ever extended your hand to a person you just met, only to have them respond with a hand like a dead fish, you will know why a good handshake matters. A firm, but not too overbearing, handshake improves the quality of an interaction, getting across a message of intimacy and trust without even a word spoken.
Have a hobby you excel at.
It only makes a small difference what kind of hobby you choose. What matters is that you excel at it. Is it fishing? Flying a plane? Collecting butterflies? Make yourself a pro at your hobby. Being passionate about a pastime activity doesn’t just fill you with contentment and confidence; it also makes you more versatile and interesting.
Know how to cook to impress.
Spaghetti or fries were ok for the teenage you, but you need to move past the boiling egg phase and be able to whip up a culinary miracle by the time you hit your 30s. You won’t believe how much ladies appreciate a guy who can get creative in the kitchen. The way to a woman’s heart does pass through her stomach, after all.
Speak at least one foreign language.
Speaking a foreign language is not just about grammar rules and learning vocabulary by heart. It is also a way to widen your horizons to a whole new civilization and way of thinking. Did we mention how sophisticated it makes you look too?
Be able to show a woman a good time.
Last but not least, it takes a real man to make a woman have fun. Being able to show a lady a good time is not an easy thing. If you can do it, it means that you possess a combination of characteristics and substantial experience to tell what a woman needs to be happy and to be able to provide it. Good for you.
The more boxes on the list you tick, the more irresistible you’ll be to women. So, if there’s a skill you can improve on, why not make the effort?
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